RAFTSIDE is the solo project of visual artist and composer Filip Markiewicz. A hybrid mix of songwriting, alternative pop and electronic music, and above all an experimental playground between visual art and music.
By the end of 2021, Filip Markiewicz aka RAFTSIDE released his new album and visual concept « Ultrasocial Pop » on Berlin's label Grzegorzki Records. Inspired by 70s Krautrock, 80s new wave and 90s breakbeat, the songs were recorded on analogue synthesizers in his home studio in Hamburg. The result is a concept album that echoes recent events. RAFTSIDE presented a first performative version of the « Ultrasocial Pop » project during the Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin at the Louvre Museum in February 2021. Markiewicz also directed and composed recently the soundtrack for his staging of « Euro Hamlet » at the Lausitz Festival in 2021 with N.U Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Lars Neugebauer.

After releasing several albums in the 2000s, german music magazine Intro described RAFTSIDE as "a mix of The Strokes and Kraftwerk"... Over the years Raftside has played numerous showcases and concerts with different musicians, sharing the Festival stages with The Streets, Daft Punk, Cat Power or Metronomy...

Filip Markiewicz who currently lives in Hamburg, is accompanied for the RAFTSIDE live acts by the drummer Lars Neugebauer.